Fall Fun & Color in Austin

With Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte out for the season, it is already starting to feel like fall in the Austin area. How can you enjoy the season to the fullest? From fall fun to fall color, here is a look at some of the best fall activities in the Austin-area. Plus, a fall home maintenance checklist to prepare your home for the season ahead.

Fall Fun (Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Haunted Trails and more!)

 

Fall Color
Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year! To experience the best fall color around Texas, head out on this fall foliage road trip. 

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
Be proactive and prepare your home for the upcoming colder weather with this fall home maintenance checklist:

  • Check your foundation. Look for cracks and caulk around where siding meets masonry, where pipes or wires enter the house and around windows and doors. This easy checkup can reveal issues early and prevent heat from escaping in chilly months.
  • Inspect exterior paint and make touch-ups as needed.
  • Inspect your roof. Wintry weather wreaks havoc on rooftops and it’s better to proactively deal with repairs than to discover a leaking roof in a rainstorm.
  • Clean gutters. After leaves have fallen, take time to inspect and clean your gutters. Flush them with water, check the joints and tighten brackets if necessary.
  • Weather-strip your garage door. Ensure the seal between your garage door and the ground is snug to prevent drafts and small animals from entering.
  • Inspect your driveway. Look for cracks and repair damage with driveway filler, then coat with a commercial sealant.
  • Hire an HVAC technician to service your furnace. A heating system will use fuel more efficiently, last longer and experience fewer problems if maintained properly.
  • Change the direction of your ceiling fan blade rotation. Blades should rotate clockwise (as you’re looking up at the fan), creating an upward draft that redistributes warm air from the ceiling. Look for a small toggle on the side of the base of the fan to make the switch.
  • Test and change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Vacuum internal components of your air conditioner.
  • Apply weather stripping and caulk any air leaks around your windows and doors. 
  • Ensure your fireplace is in working order by checking the insert’s door gasket for a tight seal and cleaning out your chimney.

 

Do you have any questions about the Austin-area? Give me a call. I am always available to help!


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